I’ve been travelling quite a bit in recent years, mostly on behalf of Citizens Foundation, spreading democracy and telling people about our work on improving democracy. In that process I’ve learned quite a bit on how to plan trips in a cheap and (somewhat) easy way.
Those of you who travel might find those links useful:
My favorite travel planning links. Some of those you probably use already (GMaps and AirBnB) and some have more useful links…
And the tab.bz extension that services the link above is a really useful one for getting lots of links to other people (and yourself) in a simple way, highly reccomended.
After a year of relentless and selfless work on behalf of two Icelandic journalists, Jón Bjarki Magnússon and Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson, the Minister of Interior resigns. Atli Þór Fanndal and Jón Trausti Reynisson definitely also deserve praise for their part in this as journalist and editor.
Not only the majority coalition and their government of the rich and privileged but also most of the minority at Parliament has behaved despicably and proven that their prime focus is on a status quo in Icelandic political integrity.
For information check out Reykjavík Grapevine English coverage on the link below.
Minister Of The Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir To Resign – The Reykjavik Grapevine.
On the same day it was announced that DV, the newspaper Jón Bjarki and Jóhann Páll are working has been sold to a “former” politician which has a similarly negative amount of integrity and honor as the minister that just resigned. Although that qualifies as bad news it’s mostly a rubber stamp of previous happenings at DV.
We are assured that the takeover will have no influence on the content and policies of DV but my rational self is extremely skeptical about that. And my conscience will not allow me to re-subscribe to DV as my money will therefore go to people that are succeeding much too well in stealing Iceland from us, the citizens. It’s a moral dilemma as I really want to support real journalism in Iceland which is much too rare on the grounds.
Interesting correlation between the economic crash in 2008 and an increase in releases. Although, to be fair, there were of course many other factors that contributed to this.
íslensk_raftónlist_JB.pdf – Dropbox.